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Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology

Closing date: November 18, 2021

The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Developmental Biology. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2022.

We seek an outstanding applicant with an innovative research program using cellular, genetic, and/or genomic approaches to address fundamental mechanisms of animal development. Applicants studying traditional or non-traditional model systems are encouraged to apply. The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an exceptional research track record. Responsibilities include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.

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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Fisheries Science

Closing date: October 19, 2021

The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at UBC’s Vancouver campus invites applications from existing faculty members within UBC at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Fisheries Science. The Vancouver campus of UBC is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). Tier 2 Chairs are tenable for five years and renewable once. 

Applicants must have a PhD with a strong background in scholarship, providing evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Chair will pursue a program of teaching and research in the area of Indigenous Fisheries Science.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a Tier 2 CRC position; they must be emerging scholars who should, at a minimum, be assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic research plan. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information and further details on eligibility criteria. All Chair nominations are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a CRC is conditional upon their approval.

The successful candidate will be a self-identifying Indigenous scientist and an emerging scholar who has achieved public and academic recognition for their research in the field of Indigenous fisheries and whose scholarly profile and research proposal meet the criteria of the CRC program and demonstrate an excellent fit with institutional strategic goals and the aims of the position. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to propose an original, innovative, high quality research program; demonstrate the potential to attract, develop, and retain excellent trainees, students, and future researchers; and demonstrate the potential to achieve international recognition in their field in the next five to ten years. The Chair will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, to contribute to service at all levels within the University. 

Applications must be submitted electronically to search@oceans.ubc.ca. Please provide the following items: curriculum vitae; one sample of published research; description of your most significant research accomplishments (max. 500 words); research program proposal for a Tier 2 CRC in Indigenous Fisheries Science (max. 4 pages); statements (max. 200 words each): (a) research methodology; (b) potential for training undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral researchers; (c) dissemination of results and engagement with research end users; and (d) experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applicants should also be prepared to provide contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained. The closing date for applications is 11:59 pm, October 19, 2021. Only complete applications will be considered by the committee. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor William Cheung at IOFdirector@oceans.ubc.ca. The Chair is expected to begin October 1, 2022. 

In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. UBC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To make a confidential request for accommodations, please contact Professor William Cheung, IOF Director, at IOFdirector@oceans.ubc.ca.   

For support and assistance with accommodation questions, contact accessibility@ubc.ca.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.

In accordance with UBC’s CRC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Action Plan, and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection will be restricted to members in one or more of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities (members of groups that are racially categorized), persons with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples. Applicants to Canada Research Chair positions are asked to complete this equity survey.

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Assistant Professor in Physics

Closing date: November 14, 2021

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, gravitation, high energy or nuclear physics, or quantum information.

We encourage applications from candidates across theory, observation, experiment, and computation. The successful candidate will create an independent, internationally recognized research program which complements the existing strengths of the department. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, and provide service within the Department, to the University, and to the broader community. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an outstanding research record, and potential for excellence in teaching.

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Assistant Professor in Statistics

Closing date: November 1, 2021

The Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022 or January 1, 2023.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in both teaching and research. Each successful candidate should have a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience and will be expected to develop an independent research program in an area that complements existing Department expertise and aligns with opportunities at UBC. The successful candidates will also be expected to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate Statistics courses and supervise Statistics M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.

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Assistant Professor in Synthetic Biology & Metabolic Engineering

Closing date: October 14, 2021

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Vancouver campus of The University of British Columbia invites applications for one or more tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering. Applicants specializing in reconstructing microbial regulatory and metabolic networks, high-throughput genome engineering, or the biocatalytic valorization of biomass are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position requires a PhD, postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of research achievements and publications in this field. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative, externally-funded and internationally-competitive research program; supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; collaborate with faculty members; participate in service to the department, university, and academic/scientific community; and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in microbiology. The ability to teach microbial genetics and genomics is an asset, as are teaching excellence and an interest in innovative teaching methods.

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Assistant Professor in Chemical Oceanography/Marine Biogeochemistry

Closing date: November 7, 2021

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Chemical Oceanography / Marine Biogeochemistry. We seek a scholar who will conduct innovative research and contribute strongly to teaching programs addressing chemical reactions in the marine environment, and their role as regulators or tracers of oceanic processes. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the marine carbon cycle, elemental speciation and bioavailability, isotope systematics, sediment chemistry and diagenesis, paleoceanography, nutrient cycling and exchange processes across ocean, ice, atmosphere, freshwater and sediment interfaces. We specifically seek candidates using experimental and/or analytical approaches to study chemical processes in natural environments.

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Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Infectious Disease and Immunity

Closing date: September 30, 2021

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the Faculty of Science at the Vancouver campus of The University of British Columbia invites applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Infectious Disease & Immunity. Candidates will have established an internationally recognized research program of fundamental science leading to the control of drug-resistant and emergent pathogens and related diseases. Candidates investigating host-microbe interactions, microbial pathogenesis, immunity to infection, or new methods for the development of antimicrobials and/or host-directed therapies are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be an internationally recognized expert investigating the science of infectious diseases and will nucleate a world-leading research cluster. The Chair will bridge fundamental biology, health research, applied and data science approaches to forge new cross-disciplinary interactions. The Chair will promote the establishment of a new Science of Health research cluster consisting of faculty members investigating infectious diseases in the context of diverse impacts on individual health (e.g., climate change, environmental exposures, sociodemographic factors), and the health of the larger eco-system, including plants and other species. The Chair’s research program will catalyze new funding opportunities from national and international agencies for researchers across the Faculty of Science, UBC and broader research community.

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology consists of 25 research faculty with strengths in molecular microbiology, cellular and systems immunology, microbial and host genomics and epigenomics, host-microbiome interactions, bioinformatics, and animal models of disease. The Chair will establish their laboratory in the Life Sciences Institute, which houses 85 laboratories across 10 departments. Additional cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities can be found in the large and diversecommunity of researchers at UBC and affiliated hospitals. Established research groups include the UBC Data Science Institute, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Genome Science & Technology training program. The Chair will have access to LSI cores, which are interconnected within the broader UBC core ecosystem. This includes high-throughput sequencing, high performance computing, single-cell analytics, cytometry by time-of-flight (CyTOF), proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, structural biology, the Centre for Disease Modeling and a CL3 facility. Together, these facilities provide state-of-the-art infrastructure for studying animal models of disease, global pathogens, and high-throughput screening.

Tenured appointment will be at the Associate Professor or Professor level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Competitive start-up and infrastructure development funds will be provided. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval. The Chair could start the position by July 1, 2022.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed summary of research interests describing funded projects and future directions (maximum 5 pages), a statement of how you will nucleate a new research cluster, and a statement describing your experience working with a diverse student body, as well as your past, present, and/or future contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. In addition, the applicant is encouraged to arrange for letters from 3 referees to be sent to micb.recruitment@ubc.ca. All inquiries should be sent to the same address with “CRC-I position” in the subject line.

Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, or for general inquiries about the position, please contact Parvin Bolourani at Parvin.Bolourani@ubc.ca.

An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from the four designated groups who are also members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2021.

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